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  1. HK mums too busy to breastfeed, poll finds

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Busy Hong Kong mothers are falling short of the World Health Organisation's recommendations on breastfeeding, despite awareness of the short-term benefits to their children. This is shown by a survey which found that while 85 per cent of mothers breastfed, just 14 per cent did so for the WHO-recommended six to 12 months and a third ...

  2. Busy nurses forced to sign false records, unionist says

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Department of Health and the police are investigating allegations by a union leader that nurses at a leading private hospital are having to sign false clinical records because they are too understaffed to complete their duties. The hospita ...

  3. Macau's health chief might be too busy to run for top office

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Threats of swine flu may affect Macau's chief executive election by making it difficult for a popular potential candidate to resign from his government position. Macau's secretary for social and cultural affairs, Fernando Chui Sai-on, ...

  4. Giving insurance firms final say on health decisions is risky business

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As an expat who fought insurers on the legal front in the US for almost 40 years, I can assure people that a patient's health is not a consideration when it comes to the bottom line for an insurance company ('Insurers deciding whether you need h ...

  5. Health food shops brace for loss of business

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Scarlett Chiang and Peter So Central health food retailer Selina Chan Ka-yan says the new food-labelling standards will hit her business hard. 'Eighty per cent [out of almost 400 items] of the imported health foods selling in my shop cannot meet the new standards,' she said yesterday. 'It will be difficult to sustain the business after the two-year grace ...

  6. Let's face it, skin care is a funny old business

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's not clear what prompted drug maker Sanofi Aventis to do the survey, but the results are intriguing. More than 500 women aged between 18 and 60 were asked about their perception of different body parts in relation to how much money t ...

  7. Risky business

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Senior doctors have called for urgent action to improve private hospitals' handling of emergencies. What steps should be taken to ensure these hospitals uphold standards? Write to us. ...

  8. Experience comes fast in busy wards

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Young doctors say there is no need to make medical study a graduate-entry course because trainees can learn quickly in the wards- especially in the city's extremely busy public hospitals. Frontline Doctors' Association president Ernie Lo Chi-Fung, 29, said compared with their counterparts in the United States, Hong Kong doctors faced a much more hectic work ...

  9. Taking care of business

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... AP Taking care of business 'Darling, this is no longer your business. F*** you!' Karl Lagerfeld in i-D on what he would tell Coco Chanel if she walked into his atelier today. ...

  10. Patients must come first in health business

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Long after quack health remedies and their promoters were put out of business by modern medicine, entrepreneurs remain alert to opportunities to make money out of health care. Nowadays, ... a warning from the Hong Kong Medical Association (HKMA) about the direct sale of health check packages by companies soliciting business for private laboratories. These businesses are unfettered ...




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